I finally solved that shitty problem that was plaguing me every daylight savings time. Or any other time for that matter…
My laptop clock is set to syncronise with time.windows.com or time.nist.gov. But it’s always giving me an error saying:
“An error has occurred getting the status of the last synchronisation. The RPC server is unavailable”.
I finally realised this is linked to another problem I have – my services stop running. Mainly the “Windows Audio” and “Wireless Zero Configuration” services.
I haven’t figured out how to stop the services from stopping. It seems to happen if I put the computer into hibernate, or if I do any logging off or on. Seems to be okay with a standard reboot.
Short of writing a script that checks every time the computer comes back to life or logs in, there really isn’t anything I think of.
Might I suggest using a tool such as pserv.cpl to look after your services? I find it really awesome. You can read more and get it here: http://www.p-nand-q.com/download/pserv_cpl.html.